Paul Wilson, UNV Programme Officer
United Nations Volunteers
Volunteering for peace and development
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.
UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
Are you interested to be a United Nations Volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer under the international UN Volunteer programme, please follow the instructions from this link.
The Government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) has also engaged with the United Nations to support its Vision 2020 through the recruitment of 20 Iraqi youths under the project "United Nations Volunteers Capacity Development and Support to the Kurdistan Regional Government through Volunteerism."